Verified Buyer Reviewed by imasherpa from Tennessee on Sunday, January 7, 2018
I have been looking for another commuter pack for a while and liked the features on the women's surge. The things I like the most are the compartments. The computer compartment opens completely giving you lots of room to access your computer or any flat papers you might need. The front compartment is great for all the storage and organization. The middle compartment is just an open compartment but that is quite usual in packs to have one large open compartment. The things I do not like are the lack of a padded waist belt. My other Northface pack had a padded waist strap that stored inside small compartments when not in use. The waist strap on the Surge is just a very narrow web with a clasp, not comfortable at all. The shoulder straps are a little skimpy as well. I am 5"10" and maybe should have gotten the male version, but am not sure it would have changed the size of the shoulder strap. Bottom line, I am going to give it a go and see how it works.